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Jack5455 - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2009

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Jack "John Deer" Wallace
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 12, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jul 24th, 2009
Start: Above Big Pete Meadow
End: McClure Meadow
Daily Distance: 13.5
Trip Distance: 623.4
Entry Lat: 37.18778
Entry Lng: -118.74152

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Entry Visits: 360
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Guestbook Entrys: 44

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Hut at Muir Pass

Muir Pass and Lake Extravaganza

The day started off right away with cold, wet feet in a creek ford. Then I started thinking about the Animal House movie line, "Thank you sir, may I have another." Sure enough, I got spanked with another wet creek ford. On the way up to Muir Pass there was route finding, not due to snow but trying to decide if the track followed the creek, crossed the creek, or was the creek. I blew it once and got to re-cross the creek due to bad eye sight.

Snow was another non-event but I saw early season routes in the snow on the wrong side of the creek. They looked rather exhilarating - fall and you end up in the raging creek.

I shared the pass with 2 overly friendly marmots. No, they didn't do what your overly friendly neighbor's dog does.

Then there were the lakes - Helen, Wanda, Sapphire, Evolution, and other smaller ones.

Finally, the trail switchbacked down endlessly, first to Colby Meadow, and then to McClure Meadow - where I am now.

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Jack Wallace aka John Deer

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. Join the PCTA ( to support this trail.


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